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quorum call: mr. lieberman: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lieberman: i thank the chair. mr. president, i have come to the floor to express my own sense of encouragement about the statements made this afternoon by president obama and senator mcconnell, which indicate that the negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff are making progress. and we're not there yet, but they're making progress. and i'm really encouraged by that. i've heard over the last couple of days a familiar phrase invoked many times, and it is that "no deal is better than a bad deal." and i suppose it's often true that no deal is better than a bad deal, but in the case of the fiscal cliff, no deal is the worst deal because the government will go over the fiscal cliff and will take almost every american with us. almost every family that pays taxes now will pay higher taxes. people's jobs will immediately be p
the more rigid shooting a few weeks ago that left 26 children and adults dead at a connecticut school. the task force findings are sure to be controversial. the task force includes police, prosecutors, gun rights advocates and mental-health professionals. it is said to recommend steps to keep guns away from people with mental illness without unfairly discriminating against anyone. among the recommendations, better training of police and school personnel to identify patterns of mental illness. develop ways of sharing information. the report will deal with the most controversial question, when and how to take guns away from someone deemed to be dangerous, and when to give guns back if someone has gone through mental health treatment. sure to raise the question, should those people ever get their weapons back? the recall is sure to play a role in new gun-control legislation promised by legislative leaders. the shooting earlier this month left 20 children and six adults debt in connecticut. there are reports that the mother may have been seeking mental-health treatment for her son, adam l
yet to be scheduled. donelson's family members >> more than two weeks after the newtown, connecticut shooting rampage, adam lanza's body has been claimed for burial. that's according to the new york times. the paper wasn't able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, lanza shot and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any
. schedule your free package pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown school shooting. he insists he wants safer schools, not money. >> hello, wi didn't do enough. this never should have happened. >>> this morning jack ford looks at the claims behind this controversial lawsuit. >>> and an fl coach makes it back to the sidelines just three months after learning he has cancer. chuck pagano talks about beating leukemia and leading the indianapolis colts to the playoffs on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] [ man ] touchdown confirmed. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ mouse clicks ] it's time to
house in connecticut, sometimes i would stop and see him. and we would discuss politics and we would discuss some of the things that had not been able, but a certain amount of stuff i cannot pursue. -- could not pursue. >> did you ever get any insight on how watergate happen? >> i think i got a little. for example, one time, this was probably 1992 or thereabout, he told me and indicated that john mitchell have thought so too, that this book that was coming out, "silenced coup," they thought that was probably some of what happened the guy " said mitchell on the cover on one of his editions that they thought this was sort of our happened. so i got that sense from nixon. practical back to your book on 1775, how did you pursue it > how did your research and where did you have to go? how long a process? you talk about going all over the east coast, on the back. correct the principal thing i did was i had been interested in the revolution since i was a kid. i think i was probably eight or nine when i would make list set of british generals. my father was not sure i was headed for anything
in newtown, connecticut say the body of gunman adam lanza has been claimed for burial by a person who wants to remain anonymous. >> the giants honored family members of the victims and children who survived at giants' stadium yesterday, players greeted the kids, teachers and parents as the team ran on to the field before the game against the eagles. the team and fans observed a moment of silence for victims. >>> death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled)@lku(s hundred feet. 40 were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia, in addition to the nine who died, more than 20 were injured they are being treated in oregon washington and idaho. >>> he tried to give police the family of a man who vanished after judgment ing -- after jumping in a creek. >>> [ inaudible ] >>> are you looking for a new way to ring in the @=> year? a donate-a-thon event today to encourage people to make tax deductible donations and thank donors. this pa
's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained. cloth was discovered during a followup exam on sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion and fainted while home alone in december as she recovered from a stomach virus. clinton had been planning to return network this week. >>> it is crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours left to come up with a compromise to avert the looming financial mess. if they don't here's what will happen. everyone's tax rates will go up. $1.2 trillion in federal spending cuts kick in. the payroll tax holiday enacted under president obama will expire. the alternative minimum tax kicks in and several tax deductions
went on a shoot rampage in connecticut. lanza shot and killed 26 people including 20 children at the sandy hook elementary school before killing himself. the medical examiner hasn't released the name of the person who claimed his body before the miss . care he killed his mother at a home -- massacre, he killed his mother at a home nearby. >>> a dozen injured after a tow bus lost control and crashed down an embankment. the bus hit a patch of ice and crashed through a guardrail on a steep mountain pass. crews used ropes to get people up to the interstate. it's believed there were 40 people on the bus. the bus driver survived but remains in the hospital this morning. the bus was returning to canada after a trip to las vegas. >>> new york woman charged with second degree murder as a hate crime for pushing a man in front of a subway train. police released video of her moments after the man was pushed onto the tracks. she implicated herself in the crime and told officers quote she push himed off the train tracks because she hates didn't dues and muslims -- hates hindus and muslims.
. >>> new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. "early today" starts right now. >>> and a very good morning to you on this new year's eve. it's nice to see you this morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. the clot was discovered during a followup exam sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners, and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. clinton had been planning to return to work this week. >>> it is crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have just a few crucial hours left to come up with a compromise to avert the looming financial mess. if they don't, here's what's going to happen -- everyone's tax ra
of the beltway, no incidents reported as you travel on the inner or outer roops. live look now at connecticut avenue on the inner loop. 10-minute drive time. veronica and richard. >>> 4:42. still to come, action after the tragedy at sandy hook. president obama's message on gun control heading into the new career. >>> the [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. >>> the 3wbody of the man who fired inside a -- the hartfo"ha couran courant". before going to nearby sandy hook elementary school, killing 20 first graders and six adults and then he killed himself. a private funeral was held for lanza's mother. >>> since the connecticut shootings, a debate on gun control escalated from a simmer to a boil. just after the shootings, president obama p
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house in connecticut or sometimes i would stop and see him. and we would discuss politics and some of the things that had not been the school -- had not been discussedable before. >> did you ever get in setting to watergate and how that happened? >> i think i got a little. for example, one time, this was probably in 1992 or thereabouts. he told me and he indicated that john mitchell thought so, too, that this book that was coming out, "silent coup" -- do you remember that one? that was probably some of what happened. he quoted mitchell on the cover. they thought that this was sort of how it happened. so i got that sense from him. >> going back to your book on 1775, how did you pursue it to? how did your research it? how do have to go? -- how did you have to go? >> i have been interested in the revolution since there was a little kid. i was probably eight or nine when i would make a list of generals. i did nothing that was heading for anything very useful, but i always enjoyed that. then, when i did "the cousins i did somee 1990's, research on the revolution. i can go back and look
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of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. you'll remember the president tearing up as he addressed the nation on the day of the shooting. today the president recalled that day. >> this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president going on to say he supports banning assault rifles and high capacity clips, better background checks and he hopes it's accomplished in the first year of his second term. >>> meantime some 400 children parents and community members from newtown, connecticut, were at the giants/eagles game in new jersey. what a moment it was. children from newtown greeting both teams as they took the field. then their families and their children stood on the sidelines as the national anthem played in the stadium. we loved seeing that. >>> we'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. the coldest winter weather this season. it come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. a worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. and navigating the snowy r
-wise. the third thing has to do with the tragedy in connecticut. my day job is we're building a center in bayview to address the impact of adverse childhood experience and exposure to violence and trauma on children. obviously this type of trauma is in a league of its own. but one of the experts we work with is dr. victor care 81 from stanford and he shared with me and i shared with my daughter's school so i want to share with everyone, a lot of us are hearing recommendations on the today show but we benefit from the bayview area with having access to these experts. i want to share these recommendations on children exposed to violence. the first is that we should reduce exposure, children need protection from the media, which is pretty intuitive but a good reminder for me. talking about the event should not be clear but lines of discourse should be open. provide a message of safety and i think that's what we're talking about here, especially the police department represents that. let children know we're here to protect them and it's our responsibility to keep them safe and finally, i think
lawsuit is filed in connection with the newtown connecticut shootings. also ahead, the latest on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton after being hospitalized, this time for a blood clot. and party planners in new york are gearing up for tonight's new year's eve celebration! the mother of a man suspected of setting a deadly fire that killed his girlfriend and critically injured their two children is speaking out. nathaniel beler died of injuries he suffered in the fire at his mother's home in the 42-hundred block of west 21st place saturday. taniya (tuh-knee'-yuh) johnson died. neighbors told police they heard the couple arguing before the fire broke out. police accuse beler of setting the deadly fire but his mother says taniya is responsible. president obama says the connecticut school shooting should be enough to bring a new gun control law next year. the president said something fundamental in the country had to change after the recent mass shooting. the president says he supports banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. but he's against
the connecticut school massacre. the family of one of the children who survived is seeking $100 million from the state. the initial filing says the little girl suffered emotional and psychological trauma. the attorney says the state should have known something like this might have happened. >>> a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell
yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut, december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. the toughest day. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a lighter note, i think i counted 32 different hairstyles. >> 35. what do you prefer, long or short? >> i'm not going to answer that. about the ones we love. g new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ >>> all right. folks around the nation preparing to ring in the new year. >> and in los angeles, volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the annual rose bowl parade. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: everything is coming up roses in pasadena. and this is your ticket behind the scenes to the 124th annual tournament of roses parade. >> i take off the whole week from work. >> there's more to these floats than just flowers. it takes days of painting, grinding, blending and glui
, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc champs, the baltimoreravens.com are in full playoff mode. most of the ravens starters did not even dress for the g
at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an and, we decided to take a look at the hottest apps. the first one is instagrams. you can share photos with your friends. it sold for a billion dollars to facebook and had only a handful of employees at the time. instagram is very popular but they're no stranger to controversy. in terms of service updates, the company said it will allow users' photos to be sold to advertisers but they soon backtrack. pass, you c
jumped in and no one was hurt. it's the cold and wind in durham, connecticut. a freezing reminder that this is what winter looks like. now the coldest air of the season settles in for much of the country. chicago, one of those places that has been very mild. they haven't seen a high temperature below 32 for 308 days, until sunday. now we get into the weekend, new year's eve forecast takes you to right around 35 in times square as the ball drops. across the country, just a few icy spots in southern missouri and northern arkansas. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> temperatures nosedive. some cities bracing for another round of snow. >> for more on the snow and air, we'll turn to meteorologist jim dicky. >> good morning. a cold morning on tap in new england. many spots in single digits. these are the lows here. as we switch over to the highs in the north central portion of the country, only at 9 in minneapolis and bismarck. 14 your high in pierre. arctic air is surging its way out of canada. paula and john, back to you. >> quite colder than 35 here in new york when i was bringing th
north of 195mdot- 695 &pliberty pinsky says, "the state of connecticut, and other states too, are failing to protecc theechillren from guns." ggns." a lawyer suing the state of conneccicut vvr the sandy hook shooting. what he says the school shoolddhavv done to protect his 6-year-old clieet. singing: theees a nnw wind blowing like ive never known, im breathing deeper than ve evee donn 3 ring in 2013 with the winner of the x factor season two... the ssage for fox's new year's eee live special. 3 --adblib weaaher tt-- , ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we areefinding out pmoe information about the woman police arresteddfor pushing a man o his eeth
s a the newtown massacre lou: the newtown, connecticut,nt massacre creates a debate on gu. control without question. but it is arguably more important toave a national discussion on mental health ar care.topic. very unpopular dtai topic. we still don't know the facts of a 20-year-old man turning into a mass murderer last friday, but we do know many ofa the factsout about a mental health care peop systemmthat is failing. there are far too many people that could be productive in our society. but first, we need to tlook at the truth and dimension.well just how big is mental illness in america? well, i hope you are sitting down. because these numbers are simply sounded very at according to the national institute, the national institute of mental health, 20%o of this country, 20% of us at one time or another, some 60 million people, 60 million americans experience a mental health disorder in any given year. ve those, some 60 million peopli receive some form of help. despite the often desperate neec for care, it is almost twicea af difficult to find a mentala health professional to prov
happened in newtown, connecticut, the unimaginable tragedy that everybody's been talking about nationally. i think it's important that everybody take notice that the teachers at that school and the officers that responded did so as we've been training since columbine also here in san francisco and i think were it not for the heroic efforts of both the teachers and officers that that tragedy would have been way worse. the teachers, instead of evacuating and emptying those kids into the hallway, secured in place which kept them safe. actually it cost some of the teachers their lives, god bless them, and then the police officers as you saw them come on scene went straight into the school, which is exactly what san francisco police officers would do when there's the immediate imnepblt danger of serious danger of death, active shooter we'll go straight in. it's our job to put ourselves in harm's way and the cops in connecticut did that. on a very different note -- oh, i'm sorry -- we will be reinitiating our active shooter training that most of us that have been in the department for a whi
at the elementary school in connecticut, there is a lot of momentum about gun control and taking up that issue right away. a lot of people in the religious community are really advocating on that and there is a ground swell. some of that is the emotion over what happened and that is horrible. a lot of people are worried that it will fade. then you have the fiscal issues which are there and really important. >> i think kim is absolutely right about guns. i think that we have, this is an occasion when we really can take steps that we haven't been able to take for a long time, because a lot of people were so riveted and so deeply concerned by the death of all these children. so i think they're, i hope we do something in that area. i think there's a real opportunity on immigration reform this year, partly because president obama won such an overwhelming share of the latino vote, he knows he owes something to that constituency but partly because republicans do not ever again want to get such a low share of the latino vote, and i think there's an opening there. and then i think president obama made a very
president obama. also coming up new fallout from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut as a major sporting goods chain faces a possible class action lawsuit, that is for refusing to deliver the guns some customers already paid for. is the company in the wrong here? we'll investigate. rick: coming up next see how the city of stockton, california california may be trying to proceed tech the pension of public workers at the expense of everybody else. >> reporter: a controversial claim from a law professor at a prompt manslaughter university that government is broken and we just should throw it out. given the deadlock in washington does he have a point? we'll see what history has to tell us and debate fair & balanced. rick: a fox news alert. we are 15 minutes away from hearing from president obama who is scheduled to speak on the on going negotiation toss try to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff. we got word the president is going to talk. we have been getting word over the last couple of phepbts about the framework for a possible deal that has been reached. this is a tentative deal.
of connecticut and other states too are failing to protect the children from guns. gregg: major headlines in the fight over the fiscal cliff as the number two republican in the senate moments ago said there could potentially be a bill ready for the floor, but after lawmakers turned down several different plans to avoid potential tax hikes for every american what do we know about this possible bill? not much, and may be more importantly if it passes, what does it mean for your wallet on january 1st, that is if we fall off the cliff. matt mccall is president of penn financial group llc. the irs is today notifying employers on how much they will have to withhold from their employees' checks. let's go through each and every one of these tax increases if there is no deal, and we dive off the cliff. let's begin with the first one. marginal income tax rates ric rice for nearly everybody in america. >> over 90% of americans will be hit with higher taxes, and everybody talks about the wealthy getting hit the hardest. what i find fascinating is two-thirds of americans that make less than $20,000 a
district attorney after the connecticut school tragedy. >>> the -- a new feature thank you rose parade. >>> it was a clear day but cold. leigh glaser says to be ready for more chilly weather. >> rick: coming up in sports, raiders quarterback terrelle pryor gets his first start, and michael crabtree steps up >> ama: apple lovers, feast on this. there's a rumor that apple is working on an iwalk. the newspaper out of london reports that apple is building a device using a chip some blew tooth technology. it's claimed the watch would feature a 1.5-inch touch screen and include siri. the device could launch within the next six months. >> if you happen to receive a new tab lt. computer or smartphone this holiday season you can be connected to 'abc-7 news all the time. you can downtown load our alarm app to all your phones and our abc-7 news app is also available. >> ten office thousands on the streets of pasadena and millions more around the country will ring in the new year with the 124th null tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever a couple will be married while riding in the pa
the remains of the connecticut gunman have been claimed by his father. a spokesman for the family said peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza, the 20-year-old shocked the nation this month when he killed 20 first graders and six adults. a private funeral was held for his mother. >>> this time tomorrow minimum wage workers in san francisco will enjoy a small raise. the city's minimum wage is going from $10.24 to $10.55 in 2003 voters approved an ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area. the wage has gone up almost every year since. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> also tomorrow, plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores and businesses that sell packaged food in alameda. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper or reusable bags. plastic bags for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first appearance at the huge game since 1972, the team they are fa
, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes. where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the fertion worst day of my presidency, an it's not something i want to see repeated. >> in california for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from home depot. >> that is one of the inmates ashley nicole davis is helping and another client. >> was arrested, atte
a hoveround can take you! >>> we are finding out this morning the remains of the connecticut gunman have been claimed by his father. a spokesman for the family said peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza, the 20-year-old shocked the nation this month when he killed 20 first graders and six adults. a private funeral was held for his mother. >>> this time tomorrow minimum wage workers in san francisco will enjoy a small raise. the city's minimum wage is going from $10.24 to $10.55 in 2003 voters approved an ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area. the wage has gone up almost every year since. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> also tomorrow, plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores and businesses that sell packaged food in alameda. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper or reusable bags. plastic bags for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first
of the gunman in the deadly school shooting in the newtown connecticut has been claimed for burial. the gunman's remains were claimed several days ago by someone who wanted to remain anonymous. the gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults. >>> the president voiced his skepticism about the nra proposal to put armed guards at schools. instead the president vowed to rally the american people to limit gun violence saying he still supports increased background checks and a ban on assault rifles. >>> today a second volunteer firefighter who was shot and killed in new york will be laid to rest. yesterday hundreds of people paid their respects to firefighter and police lieutenant michael. investigators say he and thomas were killed by 62-year-old exconvict who set his own home on fire and waited for first responders to arrive in order to shoot them. services are set for today. >>> time now 4:46. let's take another look at our traffic with tara. >> good morning, brian. everything is looking pretty good. we are still pretty early. if we take a look outside in the east bay here we go at bay point th
of the year for 2012, with a few moments to remember the 28 victims of gun violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned).good mor the local agency formation commission as a joint meeting with the public utilities commission. my name is chair avalos, john avalos chair of the lafco. i am joined by other lafco members, commissioner olague and commissioner pimentel. this is a joint committee so i will pass on the mic on our chair from the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionar
in newtown, connecticut. >> the question should become are we actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- you know that was the worst day of my presidency. >> 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver
in connecticut that left 20 children dead. >> i think they are afraid something will happen with the gun laws to make it impossible or very difficult for them to purchase firearms or cost prohibitive. in other words two expensive. >> reporter: there is such a demand for guns and ammunition. >> this is the highest we have ever seen it. >> reporter: elliott says one ammunition dealer paid for a table at the show but ended up canceling because they had no ammunition to sell. mer lip scales owns rabbit ridge enterprises and he says he has seen more first time gun buyers. scales is struggling to keep certain types of weapons in stock like those with high capacity magazines. that makes sense to him with lawmakers like diane feinstein in california promising to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limiting the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold. no millions of smokers are resolving to kick the habit, just like they do, they are trying to do it again in 2013. the cdc estimates less than 10% will end up being successful at it. doctors say it takes the average smoker five or six times be
vegas. >>> the father of the gunman who opened fire in the connecticut school has claimed his son's body. a spokesperson for the family says that peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza. adam lanza killed 20 first graders and six adults at the sandy hook elementary school after shooting his mother earlier, in her home. >>> well, christmas is over and it is time to start getting rid of those decorations. officials in washington, d.c. say they will begin to pick up trees and wreaths today. they will continue doing that through january 12th. all you have to do is place the tree where you normally leave your trash for pick up, no bag is necessary. >>> coming up ahead on 9news, i'll introduce you to a program that is changing women's lives. a hero central report is coming up next. >>> also, new year's eve already 2013, and other places. we'll show you what is happening there, right after this break. >>> where waiting for midnight to celebrate the new year. but guess what? they are already celebrating in sidney australia. , they are a little bit ahead of us. if you plan to go out tonight
another one, newtown, connecticut, mass murders. america changed twice in 15 years. once at 9/11, a with the mass murders in newtown, connecticut. enough of this. the dialogue should open up about everything that goes on. what goes on in their minds. what causes them to do this. but do something smart. get the schools safe and locked down. i hope we never have another one. my guess is we might. probably will. pray we don't. >> andrea: colorado, the batman movie shooting. disturbing. >> kimberly: that is why i rent pay for view. i was a prosecutor in the d.a.'s office, i had to hand a shooting. go to the scene. halle berry movie. i went in, the guy -- anyway, was shot by the police. nobody died except for bad guy. movie theaters, post traumatic movie stress disorder or something. >> andrea: i wish i could lighten everybody's new year's eve up. but i hope i never hear from again is sandra fluke. not a conversation lifter. we heard a lot from miss fluke. even getting her to headline the dnc, i thought was unprecedented. unemployment was almost in the double digits. million of peo
to congress to make sure the shootings in newtown connecticut do not fade from public attention. >>> it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- that was the worst say of my presidency and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president admits will be resistant, but for congressional leaders willing to make a change in gun laws, he says armed guards in schools will work. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem. >>> a half dozen teachers took a firearmed training course, some who had never handled a gun. the population is not only affected by the shootings, but the movie theater shootings in july killing i 6-year-old girl. >> according to the marin, the community have given $10,000. officials plan to offer $200 for automatic weapons and riflefle. >>> the bill faces an uncertain future in the house. >> there are a couple of reasons why the $60.4 billion bill may languish in the house. they are you
. >> and more than two weeks after he killed 27 others and himself in newtown, connecticut, someone has claimed the body of adam lanza. >> if you have a story idea, call the tip line. happy new year! we'll be right back. right back >>> did alcohol or speed cause a crash in virginia? it happened early this morningmn on route 28 at the i-you have overpass, police say the man died after crashing into the back of a tractor-trailerctor stopped at a red light.gh his car erupted into flames, the tractor-trailer driver was not hurt. >>> new york woman arrested forr pushing a man off a subway platform to his death will now undergo a psychiatric evaluation. erica menendez is facing murdera charges as a hate crime. she says she pushed the muslim man to his death because since the september 11 attacks, she dislikes muslims and hindus. this is the second deadly incident in a new york subway this month. >>> the father of the gunman who killed 26 people in the connecticut school shooting has claimed his son's body.on the remains of adam lanza released last week. private arrangements held over the weekend, nt
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at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead six adult are also dead. >> our hearts are broken today. >> for the parents and grandparents sisters, and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims'. and in the words of spritzer . hill broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>--heal the broken heart and mind of their loans. >> ♪ >> when you put those stores to get what it incredible fascinating year. so much happened. we are following many other stories we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we will let you know all about that. before we get to that let us get outside and show you the san mateo bridge. a lot of people are off today. a lot of others heading to work. you can see cars moving along the bridge no problems. >> an ailing former president gets a big dose of medimiracle medicine. >> the oak ridge boys serenade for president george bush. he was admitted a month ago for bronchitis. last week he was d
-unquote difficult situation. >>> the bod i have the man who opened fire inside a connecticut elementary school has been claimed for burial. someone who wished to remain anonymous claimed the remains of 20-year-old adam lanza. lanza shot and killed his mother and then killed 20 first graders and six adults and then killed himself. a private funeral has been held for lanza's mother. >>> since the deadly shootings in connecticut earlier this month, the debate on gun control escalated from a simmer to a boil. hours after the shooting, president obama pledged to do something about gun laws to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday in an exclusive sit-down on nbc's meet the press, the president continued to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't do. and without public opinion, there's very little you can get done in this town. so i'm going to be putting forward a package. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. i'm going to be making an argument to the american people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure th
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